Kings can’t hold on, lose tight battle

The Dauphin Kings led the game 3-1 on Saturday night in the third period; however, they couldn’t hold on.

Steinbach scored three goals in less than two minutes early in the third and they scored the game-winner with less than eight minutes left as they downed Dauphin, 5-4, in a game that will go down as one of the best of the season.

Matthew Gough opened up the scoring in the game in the first period off a beautiful pass from Jakob Brook as Dauphin took a 1-0 lead, but Steinbach responded about five minutes later as Davin Griffin scored his seventh.

Only one goal was scored in the second as Alex Senf found the back of the net with just 15 seconds left in the period as Dauphin led 2-1 after 40 minutes. In the third and on the power play early in the frame, Nolan Wickham would score his seventh to give Dauphin a 3-1 lead.

Then Steinbach went to work as Ian Amsbaugh, Brett Kaiser, and Warren Clark found the back of the net to give Steinbach their first lead of the game at 4-3. Marco Bodnarski would then score his second of the season as the game was tied at four. Then just 24 seconds later, Hensrud would score his 30th of the season for Steinbach and it was the game-winner as the Pistons skated off with a thrilling 5-4 win.

Dauphin drops to 27-18-2-1 with the loss and they are now two points back of OCN for first place in the West Division. Next up for them is a home-and-home next weekend against Virden.